Are you looking to do something a little different in your garden this season? Feeling bored of the old, standard, classic garden trellis? \n\n\n\nWell, you\u2019ve come to the right place, my friend. \n\n\n\nP.S. I don\u2019t mean to throw any shade at the wonderful, classic garden trellis setup by the way \u2014 I simply want to help you broaden your options.\n\n\n\nThe possibilities are pretty much endless, but let\u2019s start with my 6 favorites.\n\n\n\nI\u2019m getting increasingly eager to share this list with you, so let\u2019s jump right into it.\n\n\n\n6 Unique & Unusual Garden Trellis Ideas\n\n\n\nBicycle Wheel TrellisPainter\u2019s EaselWindow FrameLeaning Wood PalletA Frame TrellisTepee (OR Tipi)\n\n\n\nBicycle Wheel Trellis\n\n\n\nI was absolutely amazed when I first saw this in someone\u2019s yard. It doesn\u2019t get much more creative than a DIY garden trellis made from old bike tires!\n\n\n\nThere are a few different ways to go about this one.\n\n\n\nDon't throw out your old bicycle tires - even if they're flat! You can upcycle your old bike wheels to turn them into a beautifully crafty DIY garden trellis!\n\n\n\n3 Ways To Turn Bicycle Tires Into A Garden Trellis\n\n\n\n2 Tires With Connecting JuteVertical Plank With Tires AttachedSingle Leaning Tire\n\n\n\nLet\u2019s start with the coolest-looking one (and the most clever, in my opinion).\n\n\n\n2 Tires With Connecting Jute\n\n\n\nIf you find two old bicycle tires, you can lay one tire flat on the soil, attach a metal rod to the center of its rim, and attach the other tire to the other end of the metal rod. \n\n\n\nOnce you\u2019ve attached a bike wheel to each of the two ends of the rod, you\u2019re already about halfway done.\n\n\n\nNext, you\u2019ll need to cut your jute, or twine. The strings you use to attach one bike tire to the other will be perfect for climbing vines and curling tendrils.\n\n\n\nGenerally, it\u2019ll be a good idea to cut as many pieces of jute as there are spokes on a single bike tire rim. For example, if each bike tire has 28 spokes, you can easily attach 28 long pieces of string.\n\n\n\nIf your two bike tires don\u2019t have the same number of spokes \u2014 no biggie! You can either cut as many pieces of twine as there are spokes on the wheel with fewer spokes, or you can get creative about where to attach a couple of extra pieces of string!\n\n\n\nJust make sure to measure your jute twine before cutting it. You\u2019ll want to make sure each piece is long enough to tie to both tires at either end.\n\n\n\n& of course, you\u2019ll want to do your best to tie each end of the jute next to the bike spoke on one tire that is directly parallel to to the bike spoke on the other tire. That way, your jute twine will run in a perfectly vertical direction. \n\n\n\nYour peas will thank you!\n\n\n\nVertical Plank With Tires Attached \n\n\n\nOf course, there are some other ways to turn old bike tires into a garden trellis.\n\n\n\nYou can attach short rods to flanges, and screw those into a plank of weather-treated lumber. Then, you can attach your bike tires. \n\n\n\nAll you\u2019ll need to do is make sure that you have as many rods (and flanges) as you do bike tires.\n\n\n\nOh, and you\u2019ll want to lay\/space out your bike tires over your wood plank in a way that makes sense before attaching the flanges, rods, and bike tires to your wood. \n\n\n\nYou could use as few as one bike tire for this, or as many as will fit on the piece of wood you\u2019ve got to work with!\n\n\n\nIf you decide to take the plunge and tackle this DIY project \u2014 you can then situate your long plank of wood so that it\u2019s standing vertically right in front of where you\u2019ve planted vegetables that climb!\n\n\n\nSingle Leaning Tire\n\n\n\nOkay, I almost didn\u2019t include this next bike wheel project because I know many of you readers would not consider this an actual \u201cproject\u201d \u2014 but it\u2019s pretty cool nonetheless!\n\n\n\nI have seen people lean a single (large) bike tire or wagon wheel at an angle against a solid surface (like a fence) so that climbing (but low growing) vegetables (such as dwarf peas) still have a modest place to climb.\n\n\n\nThat\u2019s it.\n\n\n\nPretty simple, right?\n\n\n\nSo right there \u2014 you have three potential bike tire garden trellis projects you can try! Again, my favorite is the first one with the jute twine, but to each his\/her own!\n\n\n\nPainter\u2019s Easel\n\n\n\nDo you have an old, unused painter\u2019s easel lying around somewhere in your garage or attic?\n\n\n\nWell, it would actually make a pretty awesome trellis. \n\n\n\nSome painter\u2019s easels are a little more flimsy than others, so you\u2019ll want to make sure that you\u2019re planning accordingly and that you ultimately place your painter\u2019s easel trellis in a spot that makes sense.\n\n\n\nNo need to toss your old, flimsy painter's easels! After some sprucing up - they'll make wonderfully unique garden trellises!\n\n\n\nIf your painter\u2019s easel is not the sturdiest, it might be most suitable to use it indoors by your window or on your porch for plants that like to climb.\n\n\n\nOn the other hand, if you\u2019re confident that your easel could withstand a bit of wind and rain, you could pull off a pretty cool outdoor trellis setup!\n\n\n\nHow artsy would that be?!\n\n\n\nIf using a painter\u2019s easel for an outdoor trellis, you\u2019ll first want to make sure that the material it\u2019s made from is mold-and-mildew-resistant.\n\n\n\nIf your easel is made from a durable stainless steel, you probably don\u2019t have much to worry about.\n\n\n\nHowever, if it\u2019s made from a porous, water-absorbing type of wood, you\u2019ll want to weather treat that. \n\n\n\nFor extra stability, dig some holes about 6 inches deep for the legs of your easel. You can also put some rocks or pebbles into the holes to help further secure the easel\u2019s legs.\n\n\n\nArt studio or Garden - there are multiple ways to get plenty of use out of your easels.\n\n\n\nIf you love the painter\u2019s easel trellis idea, but you feel like you need a bit more design intricacy or grid-action \u2014why not attach some extra horizontal pieces of wood going across the easel?\n\n\n\nYour beans will love you for it!\n\n\n\nWindow Frame\n\n\n\nI\u2019ve seen this done before and I absolutely love it!\n\n\n\nYou can repurpose your old window frames and turn them into lovely garden trellises! \n\n\n\nWhen it's time to swap out your old windows for some updated ones, you can upcycle your old window frames and use them for climbing plants in your garden!\n\n\n\nJust make sure your window frames are glass-free (otherwise, it defeats the purpose of using them for your beloved climbing plants).\n\n\n\nDon\u2019t be afraid to get creative with this one!\n\n\n\nWhile the classic, rectangular window frames will certainly look amazing \u2014 so will some odd-shaped and more complex ones!\n\n\n\nThe first thing that comes to mind for me is an antique, cathedral window frame!\n\n\n\nOnce you decide on the right frame, all you have to do is find a sturdy spot to lean your window frame.\n\n\n\nThen, you\u2019re ready to get planting!\n\n\n\nLeaning Wood Pallet\n\n\n\nI cannot tell you how many times I\u2019ve seen people getting rid of their wood pallets. \n\n\n\nLittle do they know \u2014 wood pallets make incredible makeshift garden trellises!\n\n\n\nA leaning wood pallet makes a fantastic (and easy) garden trellis!\n\n\n\nSimilar to the other projects we discussed earlier, you\u2019ll just want to make sure that your wood pallets are treated with a seal or weather-resistant coating so that the wood doesn\u2019t rot or get moldy.\n\n\n\n& just like with the repurposed window frames, you may simply lean your new wood pallet trellis diagonally against a strong surface that isn\u2019t going anywhere (again, like a fence) and you\u2019re ready rock!\n\n\n\nP.S. If you\u2019d like to find a little bit of added security (as far as knowing your DIY trellis won\u2019t slip or fall onto your precious plants) there\u2019s a way to do it!\n\n\n\nYou can secure two vertical wooden stakes deep into the soil, prop your wood pallet up vertically against the stakes, and then screw your wood pallet to the stakes.\n\n\n\nYour cucumbers will be so happy!\n\n\n\nA Frame Trellis\n\n\n\nThese seem to be becoming more and more popular on Pinterest, but we still don't have one of these Bad Larries in our own family garden yet (but we want to)! So, that\u2019s why it\u2019s on the list!\n\n\n\nI suppose in some ways you could consider the whole painter\u2019s easel project an A-shape trellis \u2014 but that isn\u2019t quite what I\u2019m envisioning for this one.\n\n\n\nThis looks more like two tall grids leaning up against each other to form a peak at the top. \n\n\n\nThese grids could be made of metal or wire, wood, or even jute. What\u2019s important is that your plants have a whole playground of spots to climb over and around.\n\n\n\nIf you wanted this project to join forces with the window frame project, you could certainly lean two window frames together and secure them at the peak with plenty of jute twine. \n\n\n\nI\u2019ll admit, I\u2019ve never actually seen anyone make an A-shape trellis with two window frames, but I know for a fact it would work as long as you set it up securely on flat ground (and perhaps add a couple of rocks at the base for added stability.\n\n\n\nThough, if you want to know what my all time favorite A Frame Trellis looks like, it's this Oak A Frame Trellis from the yardnbarn Etsy shop:\n\n\n\nThe owner of the yardnbarn Etsy shop calls this lovely A Frame Trellis a "Plant Playground" \u2014 & we couldn't agree more!\n\n\n\nTepee (OR Tipi)\n\n\n\nOne of my family members recently built a tepee in his garden out of pvc pipes.\n\n\n\nIt\u2019s easily one of the coolest trellis setups I\u2019ve ever seen. So, I highly recommend you give this one a try.\n\n\n\nNo need for tarps or coverings of any kind. All you need is a well-built frame.\n\n\n\nWhile you can use stainless steel rods or PVC pipes, you may also go for a more natural, rustic look by using real wood or branches.\n\n\n\nI often see backyard tepees with four legs (or branches), but you can also go for a tripod. Just keep in mind that more legs will often provide more stability.\n\n\n\nFor taller, wider tepees, you may want to use as many as a dozen sticks or branches! It's really up to you. Just remember that sturdiness is the goal here.\n\n\n\nYou\u2019ll want to make sure to use a super-strong rope when wrapping, tying and securing the top of your tepee.\n\n\n\nThis garden tepee (or tipi) is nice and secure at the top - perfect for climbing garden plants & just the way we like it!\n\n\n\n& since we\u2019re referring to garden trellis tepees here, you may even want to screw in some horizontal sticks to connect some of the legs. This will provide maximum climbability! \n\n\n\nYour tomatoes will have the climb of their lives!\n\n\n\nConclusion\n\n\n\nNow that you know some unique and unusual ideas for your garden trellis set-up, you can continue to allow your mind \u2014and your plants \u2014 to run wild!\n\n\n\nI wish you a lifetime of bountiful harvests!\n\n\n\nHappy planting!\n\n\n\nI hope you enjoyed this guest post by LMadGz \n\n\n\nIf you liked this post, you might also like this post about unique and unusual garden furniture ideas or this post about cute and clever garden bridge ideas.\n\n\n\nYou can read all about our Rustic Garden Arbor Ideas here.\n\n\n\nYou might enjoy this post with our Vertical Herb Gardening Ideas, too. \n\n\n\nIf you'd like, you can also read some of my most popular posts here. Enjoy!